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"Wellington College Golf Club"

Button # 435
Image submitted by Dixon Pickup

Button # 435a
25mm 'Birmingham HM 1906 'V& S'

Wellington College Golf Club - SHROS-020 - The club was formed in 1905 at Crowthorne, Berks and represents a rare instance of a school issuing button awards. A fine design in silver-gilt enhanced with rich blue and crimson enamels, the ground behind the lion is deeply recessed producing a very high relief effect. Backmark is given as Birmingham 1906 V& S and diameter is 25mm. The lion is one of the charges on the Arms of the Wellesley family (Dukes of Wellington). The famous first Duke was the sponsor of the college, formed initially for the education of the sons of officers killed in battle. The College crest is that of the Wellesleys combined with the motto Heroum Filii (Sons of heroes). The boys presumably played over the East Berkshire course founded in 1904.

Information is from an article in "The British Golf Collectors Society" written by Dixon Pickup.

The club started as Wellington College Golf Club - SHROS-020 in Shropshire. The course was opened up to locals and by 1905 Wellington Golf Club - SHROS-021 was formed. By 1907 it had found its own course, and in 1910 it relocated again and was renamed Wrekin Golf Club - SHROS-018, which still exists today.

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Wellington College Golf Club

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